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Archive for March, 2013

DSS training expected to cost $100,000

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

The training is required by the state, according to board members with the department.

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My Turn: Using the Catholic Church’s approach for making tough decisions

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

WECT's General Manager Gary McNair says the Catholic's process for choosing a Pope is brilliant and it just might work for solving our country's financial woes.

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Pender deputy fired after suspected DWI accident in patrol car

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

911 dispatch began receiving complaints about 7:30 a.m. of a Pender County Sheriff’s Office patrol car driving erratically on U.S. 17.

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Census moves Brunswick Co. into the Myrtle Beach metro stats

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

WILMINGTON, NC (GREATER WILMINGTON BUSINESS JOURNAL) — U.S. Census population counts for metro Wilmington will no longer include Brunswick County, according to new population shifts in the county and federal guidelines for demography.

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget, which sets and revises the delineation and addition of counties and cities for 381 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) across the country, has redefined the Wilmington MSA, removing Brunswick County and lumping it with the Myrtle Beach-Conway-North Myrtle Beach, S.C. MSA.

The removal took effect in February, according to a U.S. Office of Management and Budget news release.

The Wilmington MSA will now consist of New Hanover and Pender counties with Wilmington serving as the principal city.


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Mortar explosion in Nev. kills 7 NC unit Marines

Tuesday, March 19th, 2013

Associated Press

HAWTHORNE, Nev. (AP) — Seven Marines are dead and eight were taken to a Reno hospital after a mortar exploded during a training accident at a rural Nevada Army depot.

Spokesman Mark Earnest of Renown Regional Medical Center says one person has been discharged Tuesday, while five are in serious condition, one is in fair, and one patient has died.

Earlier reports indicated nine people were taken to the hospital, although Earnest wasn’t clear how the initial inaccuracy happened.

Marine Corps officials say the accident happened about 10 p.m. Monday when a 60mm mortar exploded at the Hawthorne Army Depot. The Marines were from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force based at Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The identities of those killed won’t be released until 24 hours after their families are notified.

(Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

3/19/2013 12:51:44 PM (GMT -4:00)

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